Stop43.org.uk stopped Commercial Orphan Works Exploitation in the UK Digital Economy Bill Clause 43






Clause 43 is not a political issue

For the avoidance of doubt: Following the news that we are confident that the Conservatives will oppose Clause 43 we would like to make the following statement:

Stop43.org.uk is non-partisan. Stop 43 has not aligned itself with the Conservatives or any of the other parties. We are not backing or backed by any party or recommending that any party will enact better legislation when in power than any another. Our aim is to persuade ALL parties to remove Clause 43. Currently the Conservatives are the first to agree. Labour have been intransigent to our proposals and the LibDems want to alter the wording. We are still trying to persuade both Labour and LibDems to drop Clause 43.

Clause 43 is not a political issue, it is a legal one concerned with maintaining existing rights and international treaties. Releasing the news that we are confident that the Conservatives now agree with our legal arguments, does not infer any endorsement by Stop43 of them as a party, their policies, or their proposals for government should they win the next election.